The Vanishing Treasures Training Program- Closing the Skills Gap

Author(s): Katherine Wonson

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "The Vanishing Treasures Program: Celebrating 20 Years of National Park Service Historic Preservation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Vanishing Treasures (VT) began its training program in 2014 with five trainings and 90 trainees. Today, we have trained over one thousand people and hosted 90 trainings. Our growth has been guided by A Technical Preservation Needs Assessment and Training Strategy completed in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania. This document outlined the major skills gaps and resource preservation training needs in the NPS and identified a core curriculum and training delivery strategy for the VT program. As we have implemented this strategy, we have learned many lessons along the way and identified further training needs not met by our training offerings.

This session will explore the development of the training program, lessons learned and future directions for providing education on the preservation of traditional resources. We will also share ways in which our training program complements the project and technical assistance arms of the VT program.

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The Vanishing Treasures Training Program- Closing the Skills Gap. Katherine Wonson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451170)

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Abstract Id(s): 26202